I won’t say that all Asian people look the same to me. I will say that I have a VERY hard time differentiating between them when they are people I do not know well. I do not think that they are all the same or that they should all be lumped into one group based on something one, or a few, of them does. Being a middle aged, white guy I do not feel superior in any way (because I’m not).
But, what is it about me that prevents me from detecting the visual differences between Asians? Is it the way I was raised? Is it something in my brain that has me looking for sign to tell people apart that either aren’t there in Asian people or isn’t as defined in Asians as it is in Caucasins? I also understand that there are differences and charicteristics that can be used to determine where someone is from in Asia. For some reason I cannot see these differences. I cannot tell if someone is from Korea or Japan or China or Taiwan or etc….
I do not actually think I am a racist (in the usual sense of the word), but I would like to know why it is that I cannot detect these differences.